Do you ever get to the end of your project and panic sets in – we aren’t ready! Ready means different things in different contexts, but many testing teams finds their stress levels at the highest right before go-live. While there is no silver bullet for a smooth cutover, there are ways to mitigate the pressures. Join Lynn as she shares her approach to planning for the end game whether the methodology is agile or waterfall, and for small scale projects to large multi-million dollar programs. From the project onset, the focus is on the people side of the equation including stakeholder relationships, defining accountabilities, understanding perceptions and adjusting expectations. As the testing effort unfolds, the focus shifts to the solution including early and often communication, test transparency, “good enough” measuring sticks, risk avoidance and acceptance. Let’s help our teams weather the storm as the project crosses the finish line under stakeholder stress and the pursuit of perfect software.